Artemisia pontica L.
Family: Asteraceae
Roman wormwood
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Etymology: Artemisia: referring to the Greek goddess Artemis who so benefited from a plant of this family that she gave it her own name
Plants: erect, perennial, 16"-40" tall, somewhat shrubby forb; from rhizomes
Leaves: alternate, silvery, 2-3 pinnately-dividedleaf drawing
Flowers: head yellowish; inflorescence a long, narrow, branched clusters; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruits: 4-5 angled, dry seed widest at the top
Habitat: sun; dry
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive